Welcome to The Cromarty Arts Trust

We are based in the beautiful Highland town of Cromarty, on the Black Isle.

Our goals are to promote and embrace the arts, education, environment, history of the Highlands, and the conservation of buildings of historical or architectural importance.

See Cromarty and our buildings in this short video from the 2015 Harp Village:-

Cromarty - Harp Village promo-HD from Cromarty Arts Trust on Vimeo.

Harpist Corrina Hewat introduces the Cromarty Harp Village


‘Northern Exposure’ Art Exhibition by Jonathan Shearer

– September 24th to October 1st

At the Stables, Cromarty.  Open every day 10am to 6pm.  Free admission.

Introducing his exhibition, Jonathan says, "… I am trying to push my technique of painting and drawing in new directions.  The work will be a mixture of plein air and studio-based painting derived from the northern landscape. The exhibition will range from large scale drawings to installations of paintings. My aim is to try and convey my response to the physical experience of landscape rather than just recording a specific view/snapshot of the landscape.”

Contact Jonathan on 07919 331707


Cromarty Appointment of Arts Development Officer

The Cromarty Arts Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Georgia Macleod as Arts Development Officer for the charity.

Georgia Macleod is a resident of Cromarty and has been an events and project co-ordinator for a number of arts and community projects in the Highlands, including Inverness Old Town Art and the Year of Highland Homecoming as well as large-scale, public events for Caledonian Concepts Ltd, such as Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running and the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards.   Within Cromarty, Georgia was the Project Co-ordinator for ‘Sea Cromarty Sparkle’, a year-long community festival which was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.  She has also played a leading role in the Cromarty Splash & Dash community event on New Year’s Day and the Cromarty Bonfire and Fireworks committee.

The Arts Development Officer for the Cromarty Arts Trust is responsible for leading the charity’s programme of arts and music events which are centred in two of the Trust’s fine listed buildings in Cromarty – the Stables and Old Brewery.  Events in recent years have included the annual Crime and Thrillers festival bringing leading Scottish crime-writers to the Black Isle.    The Arts Trust also has an extensive annual programme of workshops in art, music and applied crafts led by experienced tutors from throughout the UK.

Commenting on her appointment, Georgia Macleod said,
“From silversmithing and stone lettering to the Harp Village and Crime and Thrillers weekends, the Cromarty Arts Trust has a brilliant programme of residential and community workshops and events based in the wonderful settings of the Stables and the Old Brewery.   I am really looking forward to delivering and developing this programme and hope to establish close working relationships with other organisations in the Highlands.”

Commenting on the appointment, John Nightingale, chair of trustees, said,
“Georgia has a lot of great experience to bring to the Cromarty Arts Trust and we are delighted that she has agreed to join us following the sad and untimely loss of Caroline Hewat at the end of last year.
“We are fortunate to have two fine buildings in Cromarty which enable us to offer residential courses across the range of arts, music and education.  Our aim is not only to serve the local community, but to attract students and visitors from further afield which brings wider benefits to the town.  The Arts Development Officer has a key role to play in helping us to deliver and develop this programme.”



Cromarty Arts Trust has three buildings in Cromarty: The Stables; The Old Brewery; and Ardyne House.  The buildings provide a variety of self-catering and B&B accommodation; also artist studios and a furnished flat for longer term lets.

Please get in touch for availability and prices - it's the perfect place for finding inspiration or a break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  







One-bedroom flat to rent at the Stables, Cromarty

£500 per month.  Peaceful location overlooking the Cromarty Firth.  Fifteen minute walk into Cromarty.   Would suit a writer or artist looking for an inspiring location.   The flat is furnished and has a double bedroom.

Contact the Cromarty Arts Trust to view.   01381 600354.  info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk.




Artists Residencies

We have hosted a series of residencies for artists and musicians and currently we provide studio space and a gallery space which can accommodate visual arts exhibitions, theatrical and musical events. One of the main priorities of the Cromarty Arts Trust is to promote educational links between Cromarty and the art world.

We welcome enquiries for conferences and special events particularly of a cultural nature.

Cromarty Arts Trust has commissioned pieces of public art and is always seeking to find ways of developing projects that will increase opportunities for Cromarty and local artists.




Contact us if you would like to enquire about hiring the Stables as a wedding venue.  We can help with staff to manage the day and we can provide the names of recommended caterers who we know will do a good job for you.  See this page for more information.


Events - Cromarty has everything you need


Photos from 2015 kayak symposium held at the Old Brewery, Cromarty

Please contact us if you are looking to hire space or accommodation or require any further information about any aspect of the Trust’s work.

Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

To download a copy of the most recent Cromarty Arts Trust Annual Report, please click on this link or, for further information, phone us on 01381 600354.


Latest News

Flat to rent

The Arts Trust flat at the Stables, Cromarty is now available to rent. See details on Home page. Full Story...

Jonathan Shearer's Art Exhibition

Jonathan's exhibition, 'Northern Exposure' is open every day from 10am to 6pm in the Stables Gallery, Cromarty.  Free entry.  Full Story...

Stone Letter Carving course fully booked

The stone letter carving workshop with Robbie Schneider is fully booked, but will be run again next year. See course details here /crafts. Full Story...

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Cromarty Arts Trust, Ardyne, Bank Street, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland IV11 8YE

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